South Africa

Police are investigating a case of murder after an Eskom contracted security officer was shot dead after him and six of his colleagues foiled a copper cable theft attempt at Eskom’s Customer Network Centre in Klipspruit, Soweto on Tuesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the newly launched vaccine manufacturing facility campus at Brackengate in Cape Town will usher in a new era in healthcare, medicines and vaccines for the African continent.

While it is the intention of the Department of Employment and Labour to ensure all employers comply with legislation, the department has called on employees to ensure that their rights are respected in the workplace.

With government rebuilding the passenger railway lines, Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, says measures will be put in place to ensure that the newly installed equipment is protected to avoid the recurrence of the destruction of rail infrastructure.

Officials from the Department of Employment and Labour in the Free State province will in the next week host a series of service delivery campaigns in the Fezile Dabi and Lejweleputswa Districts.

An OR Tambo District Municipality service provider has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for theft and money laundering amounting to R4.5 million.

Parliament has welcomed the 2021/22 salary agreement between National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) and the South African Legislature Employers' Organisation, representing Provincial Legislatures and Parliament.

Government says it is concerned about the escalating tensions in the Gulf region after a deadly drone attack by Yemen's Houthi militia on Monday in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates' capital.

The Department of Public Service and Administration has opened the nomination process for the National Batho Pele Excellence Awards (NBPEA) for the 2020/21 period.

There were 39 654 COVID-19 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, with 3 658 new cases reported across the country.

The fraud, money laundering, corruption and breach of financing laws case against former member of Parliament Vincent Smith has been postponed to April in the Palm Ridge Specialised Crime Court.

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has commended the department’s Working on Fire officials for their firefighting efforts and saving lives this summer.

The Class of 2021 was the first Grade 12 cohort to experience the harsh realities of the pandemic for two consecutive years, Umalusi said on Tuesday.

Umalusi, the Quality Council in General and Further Education and Training, has approved the release of the 2021 national examination results, but has requested the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to block the results of candidates implicated in irregularities pending investigation.

A total of 1 685 fatalities were recorded over the 2021 festive season period, statistics released by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula reveal.

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